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The Pickelhaube Volume 1 Line Infantry

By: Bowman, J.A.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Lancaster, England, Imperial Publications: 1989

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 24973TK


Crisp and clean, purchased from a colelction. Only fault to book itself is flat crease to upper back corner. Boards are pictorial laminated with matching dustjacket showuign no tears or chips. Illustrated profusedly with black and white photographs. Covers Prussia and Germany and the helments, helmet covers and accoutrments of the line infantry. Book measures 7-3/4"x10" and has 354 pages. View more info

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Costume

By: Bradley, Barry Wayne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Western Reserve Historical Society Chisholm Halle Costume Wing: 1986

Seller ID: 25203


Very nice, very clean museum catalog, one of the most beautiful of its kind. Designed in soft cover with a card cover dustjacket. Illustrating in gorgeous full color ladies period costume dating from 1810 to the 1960's, all of which are in the Western Reserve Historical Society of Cleveland's Chisholm Halle Costume Wing. Includes preface by Barry Wayne Bradley who at the time of writing was Associate Curator of Costume & Textiles. MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE. View more info

The Art of Mail Armor: How to Make Your Own

By: Brewer, Mary

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., Paladin Press: 2002

Seller ID: 19629MtG


Scarce in hard cover. Book is clean as a whistle inside and out with no names or writing, no bumps to boards and no tears or chips to jacket which has been protected by brand new mylar cover. Measures 9"x11-1/4" and is illustrated throughout with instructional drawings and black and white photographs. A practical, straightfoward guide unfettered by "arcane questions". Includes instructions for items of adornment as well such as necklaces, bags and hair en... View more info

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Kimono: Fashioning Culture

By: Dalby, Liza Crihfield

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Univ of Washington Press: 2001

Seller ID: 25906


Crisp,clean book with no names or writing and no defects of note. Pages and page edges pristine. Book is handsomely fitted with a half dustjacket which shows no tears or chips. This is not a "fluff book" by any means, but a serious and engaging look at the traditional Japanese kimono from botha fashion history and social anthropological perspective. Book is illustrated profusely, predominately in black and white. Measures 8-1/4"" square and has 384 pages. View more info

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Cloth and Costume; 1750 to 1800 Cumberland Cpunty, Pennsylvania

By: Hersh, Tandy and Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Carlisle, PA, Cumberland County Historical Society: 1995

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 25680


Beautiful, quality made book with orange cloth binding and black printing to face and spine.Very clean with no bumps to boards. Pages likewise pristine with no names or writing. Dustjacket is protected in mylar and shows just a tiny tear to lower spine. Printed on coated paper with many black and white photographs. Research from primary sources, including all estate inventories filed with the county, plus wills, deeds, advertisements., manuscripts, tax lists, indictment... View more info

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The Charm of Art Nouveau; Fashion Plates of the Late 19th Century

By: Ishiyama, Akira

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Japan, Graphic-Sha: 1986

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 25229


Beautiful book which appears unread. Though a soft cover, it is fitted beautifully with a card wrapper. Text is confined to one essay at front printed in both Japanese and English. The focus is on the fashions of the late Victorian period in America. Plate after color plate of gorgeous clothing for women and girls with each rendering set against a beautiful background. Explanations of each plate at back of book, again in both English and Japanese. Book measures 9x12"... View more info

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Pickelhauben (Spiked Helmets) The Glittering Age: German Headdress from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century 1650-1918

By: Johanssson, Eric

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Independence, Missouri, H.S.M. Publications: 1982

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 28130


Book itself is very clean and attractive, purchased from the estate of a collector who took excellent care of his books. The boards are not bumped and the pages are pristine with no names or writing except for the limitation box affixed to the front pastedown which is SIGNED by the author with no inscription. It's also numbered 1133. The dustjacket is quite clean and nice except for a bit of darkness to to the top of spine. I slipped it out of the mylar and it appears ... View more info

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Historic Colonial French Dress; A Guide to Re-Creating North American French Clothing

By: Johnson. Moyars with Forbes, Judy and Delaney, Kate

Price: $20.00

Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana, Ouabache Press: 1982

Seller ID: 24300


Very nice book, Tightly bound with no names or writing and no spine crease. Pages pristine Only fault is mild soil to small area of spine at back. Book is both a costume history of the period and how-to book for recreating French colonial fashions for both men and women. Includes patterns. Drawings show the ensembles worn by various people in the community. 138 pages. View more info

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Headgear of Hitler's Germany Vol. 3

By: Saris, Willhelm P.B.R.; Smith, Jilol Halcomb

Price: $60.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Bender (R.James) Publishing,US: 1998

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 27909


Crisp, clean as new book, purchased fron a collector who took beautiiful care of his books. This one appears unread and there are no names or writing and no defect of note. Volume 3 covers,, Hitler NSDAP Political Leaders, NS-Frauenschaft, DAF and SA. Book is illustrated throughout wirth crisp, large black and white photographs, not only of the headgear itelf, but also worn with complete uniform and in historic photos. There is also a large section at back of color photo... View more info

Holy Greed; the Forming of a Collection

By: Stewart, Charles William

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Scotland, The Royal Scottish Museum Shambellie House Museum of Costume: 1980

Seller ID: 20519


At first glance it may seem a trifle, but this magical little booklet is lovely and offers insight, warmth and entertainment in its lengthy narrative by antique clothing collector and illustrator, Charles W. Stewart who developed a lifelong passion for antique women's clothing after seeing a doll in the window of a shop at the age of five. Stewart was also a dancer for a time, as well as an art teacher. After the death of his parents he inherited their home, Shambellie H... View more info

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Chinese Dress (Far Eastern Series)

By: Wilson, Verity; Thomas, Ian

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Victoria & Albert Museum: 1987

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 27751


Crisp, clean book with no defect of note. Cloth boards are clean and unbumped, pages are devoid of writing and dustjacket shows no tears or chips and no price-clip. Jacket is protected with brand new mylar cover. Book measures 10" across and 10-1/2" tall with 135 pages. Text is divided into three main parts: Official and Court Dress; Other Dress Styles; and The Technology of Dress. The latter covers silk, imperial silk workshops, tailoring and garment production ... View more info